Friday, 2 March 2012

Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 2, 2012

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!

Welcome to Film Fan Fridays for Friday March 2, 2012!

In limited release this week we have an exciting mix of films from near, far and real including 2 documentaries with Family Portrait in Black and White and recent Oscar winning Undefeated, Canadian teen gambling thriller The Odds, comedy Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie and crime/drama Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. But, I think my pick of the week is going to be between these two: either the Japanese book to film adaptation of Norwegian Wood or Hong Kong action/western Let the Bullets Fly set in the 1920's and starring Chow Yun-Fat. So many exciting choices!

In wide release this week we have 2 films to choose from with the 3D animated comedy of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and the teen comedy centred of making the best party ever! in Project X.

Edit: Late add for London Paris New York which also was released on March 2, 2012.

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Festival Watch

Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival
February 29 - March 9, 2012 at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday March 2, 2012 Releases

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Dir: Chris Renaud
Voices: Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Betty White
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Family Portrait in Black and White
Dir: Julia Ivanova
Documentary
Ukraine/Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Let the Bullets Fly / Rang zidan fei
Dir: Jiang Wen (The Sun Also Rises)
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Jiang Wen, Ge You, Carina Lau, Feng Xiaogang
China/Hong Kong
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Norwegian Wood / Noruwei no mori
Dir: Tran Anh Hung (The Scent of Green Papaya)
Cast: Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, Kiko Mizuhara
Japan
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

The Odds
Writer/Dir: Simon Davidson - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Tyler Johnston, Julia Maxwell, Calum Worthy, Jaren Brandt Bartlett
Canada
Limited Release
Official Film Site & Trailer, IMDb Page

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Three Monkeys, Climates, Distant)
Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan
Turkey/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Project X
Dir: Nima Nourizadeh - feature film directorial debut
Cast: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown
USA
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
DirS: Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim - feature film directorial debuts
Cast: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte, William Atherton, Erica Durance
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

Undefeated
Dirs: Dan Lindsay & T.J. Martin (Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong)
Documentary
USA
Limited Release
Official Film Site, IMDb Page, Trailer

**please note this list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as of March 2, 2012**

1 comment:

Luis said...

As an avid fan of both animated movies and comedy movies, I would have preferred to go see "The Lorax" over the weekend. While "Project X" was sure to bring in laughs, I can't help but feel that the commercials and trailer displayed over obnoxious behavior to the nth degree.

"The Lorax" has a great message and it would have been an absolutely pleasure to catch one of my favorite books growing up in theaters after all this time.

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